16. Willie Mays

Active: 1950-1951, 1953-1973
Teams: Giants/Mets

HALL OF FAMERWORLD CHAMPSPEEDY

You can't publish a list of greatest baseball players and not include Willie Mays. Maybe the “Say Hey Kid” doesn’t have the badass bona fides of some of these other “characters;” what he does have is a great nickname, an all-everything catch, and the title “Best Living Ballplayer.” Not a bad resume after all.

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